There’s a sentimental mood in the air this Valentine’s Day with the Moon entering the old-fashioned sign of Cancer early in the morning. So get set for this day of romance with a sneak peek at what this Valentine’s Day may bring to your love life.

All in all, traditional gifts, activities and reminders of the past will go further than flashy displays of affection and promises for the future now, because they represent the security that is needed under Cancer’s influence. Going to a place where romance first began is an excellent way to reconnect to the roots of a relationship. Favorite movies, restaurants and activities underscore the solidity of a partnership.

Doubts could dampen the mood of the holiday thanks to a lunar opposition to intense Pluto early in the day, but the Moon’s opposition to Venus, the love planet, in the evening can transform the darkest mood with an evening of delight.

Get more detail by looking up your zodiac sign below:

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Don’t let enthusiasm or impatience get the best of you, because going too far or too fast can undermine the romantic atmosphere of this special day. Instead of putting on a big show or going to a fancy restaurant, there’s nothing like a home cooked meal for supporting an emotional connection now. The Moon is in your 4th House of Domesticity this Valentine’s Day, putting an emphasis on sharing intimate feelings in a private place rather than spending precious time in a public place. Reminiscing may not be your style, but reconnecting with the past has a special power to evoke powerful feelings that remind you how special love is and why it’s worth working so hard to keep it alive.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

You don’t have to go very far to make some magic happen this Valentine’s Day. The Moon in cuddly Cancer is moving through your 3rd House of Short Trips. Finding a quaint and quiet place in your neighborhood will provide an ideal atmosphere for getting closer to the one you love. Conversation is especially important with the Moon in this chatty part of your chart. Sharing intimate thoughts and feelings can make you vulnerable, but that’s what deepens a relationship. Listening is equally important, especially when you are supportive of your partner. This isn’t a day to solve practical problems or to escape in romantic fantasy. It’s a time to appreciate the joy of simple sharing with someone you love.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Don’t overload your Valentine’s Day with too many activities. The Moon is in protective Cancer now, which prefers simplicity and comfort to excessive stimulation. Save your interest in a trendy new place for another time, because the lunar message is that old-fashioned stuff touches hearts powerfully right now. This is also a day when listening counts more than talking unless you’re digging deep into your soul and sharing the kind of personal stuff that puts tears in your eyes. Emotion isn’t easy to put into words, especially when it comes from the heart. Let your face show how you feel instead of getting bogged down in wordy descriptions that aren’t nearly as expressive.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

The emotions associated with this romantic holiday may be especially strong for you this year. The Moon is in your sentimental sign, which can lead to a breakout of tears at any moment. They can be associated with memories of days gone by or of a lost love. Whatever it is that’s pushing your buttons, it’s time to step out of the history books so you can put those feelings into the present. Plan to make this a special occasion, with a home cooked meal or going to a familiar place with a special person. Safety and security, though, may be more important to you than a splashy event with an unreliable person. Trust is absolutely necessary for you to open your heart now.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

The mood-setting Moon is in cuddly Cancer and your 12th House of Secrets on this special day. This might not put you in the most expansive mood, but is excellent for a private, intimate evening in an out-of-the-way place. Instead of coming on strong and sexy, it may be more comfortable to be sweet and tender now. Avoid putting yourself in a position where you feel pressure to perform. You may be a generous and entertaining individual who knows how to put on a romantic show, but a more low-key approach will probably suit you better now. In fact, this seems to be a good time to expose your vulnerability and let someone else respond to your needs for a change.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

This is a day for lovers but you might enjoy it more when it’s shared among friends. The Moon is in your 11th House of Groups, which can turn this private and personal experience into more of a public event. Love isn’t just for couples, so organizing an event for your pals is a way to show your appreciation for them and to get some appreciation in return. Having a plan is going to make for a more enjoyable time than trying to put something together at the last minute. If there’s an unexpected change, though, stay flexible instead of getting bogged down in details. The spirit of Valentine’s Day is open, generous and flexible, reminding you to relax and have a good time.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

This special day should be up your alley. You’re a major fan of relationships, and the Sun falls in your 5th House of Romance this Valentine’s Day, which inspires you to make a big deal out of it. However, this year the Moon is in cautious Cancer and your 10th House of Public Responsibility, a placement that may be challenging for your festive ideas. You could be so loaded down with obligations that the sweetness of chocolate and roses may not have its usual inspiring effects. It’s wise to make less ambitious plans because comfort is more valuable than trying too hard to impress someone. You can celebrate love in a grander manner another day, but keep this one simple.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

The emotional Moon is in your sister Water sign Cancer today, creating an especially tender environment. Being protective of yourself and your partner is more suitable than being provocative, as safety comes first now. Still, a lunar transit in your 9th House of Faraway Places is a call to distant cultures that will add a bit of spice to your relationship life. Ethnic foods, films and music add an exotic air that makes you and your beloved feel like adventurous travelers even if you don’t leave the house. Remembrance of the past, whether sweet or bitter, is only useful as a starting point, because this is an excellent time to aim for a more fulfilling future.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Take the passion and enthusiasm that drives your love of life and tone it down just a bit today. The Moon, which defines the emotional atmosphere, is in cautious and self-protective Cancer. A gentle approach and cozy, comfortable activity will be more seductive than a high-powered evening in a loud public place. Your sense of humor is a gift that should be used sparingly now since there’s less than the usual tolerance for insensitive remarks. Tenderness is the legal tender of love now, so a softer and slower approach to the one you’re with is likely to be most appealing. There’s no hurry and nowhere special you need to go when you’re in the company of your true love today.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

This could be a very special Valentine’s Day because the Moon, setter of moods, is in your 7th House of Partnership. This increases your chances for a sweet connection with a tender person. But the key to making this magic happen is to be as kind and uncritical as you can. Set aside your ambitions, expectations and practical considerations since this is a time to merge two hearts without worrying about where this connection will lead. You don’t have to be organized and come up with the perfect plan, when showing soft feelings and exposing vulnerability is more inviting to intimacy than fancy dinners, a dozen roses or all the diamonds in the world.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Try not to be so clever and original today that a brilliant idea outshines the simple emotions that you are celebrating. Putting feelings into the foreground is essential with the Moon in caring Cancer today. This sentimental Water sign doesn’t require excitement to make the heart beat faster. There’s something much more seductive in sweet, tender moments that are unadorned with fancy concepts. Familiar places and activities create an atmosphere of safety that delicately displays the love you want to share. Serving the one you love with his or her favorite meal might not be very original, but it could be the most direct route to showing how much you care.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

This just might be your best Valentine’s Day in years, Pisces. The reason is that the Moon is in cuddly Cancer and your 5th House of Romance today. You may be feeling more sentimental than ever, which can easily bring tears to your eyes. Yet it is this very softness that melts away any differences between you and your partner so that your two hearts may beat as one. Celebrate by creating something together like a home cooked meal or a slow dance on a dimly lit dance floor. Imagination is the spark that takes you beyond the limits of your daily routine and reminds you that love is real. Gentle play is an excellent way to get there. (By Jeff Jawer,